A Framework for qualitative assessment of domain specific languages

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2013
Kahraman, Gökhan
Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) have been proposed in the literature with the aim of providing a wide range of advantages such as better productivity and quality for stakeholders involved with many aspects of software development. The objective of this study consists of supporting the improvement of DSL maturity by providing an A Framework for Qualitative Assessment of DSLs(FQAD). A formal approach is proposed for the assessment of DSLs. Metrics for DSL success measurement and the parameters that affect these metrics are determined. FQAD is constructed and FQAD process is defined in a step by step manner. A number of assessment paths in terms of levels are proposed, which are intended to be used for decision support when determining the success of the DSL. A multiple-case study consisting of two cases is conducted in order to mature and validate the proposed FQAD method.

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G. Kahraman, “A Framework for qualitative assessment of domain specific languages,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2013.